Germany -Fair Mobility project assists exploited workers from East Europe -October 29, 2012

In the recent past trade union officers reported that some companies systematically abuse foreign labourers to reduce wages and downgrade working conditions. The promise of a better life and hard cash attracts workers from Romania, Bulgaria, Poland or Lithuania – but more often than not they are surprised by what they find: backbreaking work and degrading conditions with bad or even no pay. The trade union federation (DGB) is therefore opening information centres in the big cities in the frame of the Fair Mobility project, which aims at assisting exploited workers from East Europe.



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